Busy intersection prompts resident’s safety concerns

Roundabout considered for Windsor Road at Newport

A letter from a concerned resident has sparked a discussion about whether enough is being done to prevent accidents at the intersection of Newport Avenue and Windsor Road. Kathleen Matthews lives nearby, and told council she often sees vehicles failing to stop at the intersection, which is controlled by a flashing red light and four-way stop signs. Director of engineering services Dave Marshall reported that staff had examined the intersection and determined it did not warrant a full traffic light. Coun. Tara Ney speculated about the need for another possible traffic-calming measure such as a roundabout, and Coun. John Herbert wanted to know if there was data on the number and severity of accidents at the intersection.